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  • Rubio: 'It Feels Weird to Deport a Valedictorian' (RINO Barf Alert!)

    06/19/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/19/2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the United States has "a significant illegal immigration problem" and needs to find a "balanced" solution: "I mean, if you do something that somehow encourages illegal immigration in the future, it's counterproductive. On the other hand, it feels weird to deport a valedictorian who has been here since they were four years old and have done well in school. So, trying to find the balance there, that is important," Rubio told Sean Hannity Monday night. "What the President did by ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the Congress, makes it harder to find that balance,...
  • Jose Vargas: Obama's immigration policy has created 'a new normal' (He's an illegal!)

    06/19/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    MSNBC's The Ed Show ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jordan Michael Smith
    Just days after President Obama inaugurated his new immigration policy, "there is a new normal when it comes to talking about immigration," said Jose Antonio Vargas. "There is a notable shift in the way our country and our politicians are talking about it," he said on Tuesday's episode of The Ed Show. "And I welcome that." A whole generation "now thinks the Republican Party is synonymous with being the anti-immigrant party," said Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an illegal immigrant last year...
  • So Now the President Gets to Decide Who Is an American Citizen?

    06/19/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | June 18, 2012 | Teresa
    I guess Mr. Obama thinks that he is the King of America, rather than the President. Because the last time I checked, the Chief Executive of the United States of America does not have the power to do an end-run around Congress, just because they aren’t doing what he wants them to do. It matters not to Mr. Obama that Congress already took up the issue of the DREAM Act (in 2001, 2009, 2010, AND 2011), but no legislation has ever made it through both houses of Congress (including the two years when Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in both...
  • Barack in Wonderland

    06/19/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    When Congress, split seven ways from Sunday on the question, squelched legislation granting resident status for those formerly called "illegal aliens," President Obama said, in effect, so what? -- we'll do it anyway. And so he did it anyway, announcing last Friday the birth of a new immigration policy affecting an estimated 800,000 illegals. These illegals -- according to the president, who invokes the right to "prosecutorial discretion" -- get exempted from deportation for two years. The new policy renders them legally untouchable, in spite of their illegal status. The situation moves beyond factuality. Up becomes down, hot becomes cold...
  • Bloomberg poll: 64% agree with new immigration policy

    06/19/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Barack Obama get a bump from taking executive action on immigration policy? A new poll from Bloomberg doesn't directly inform on that point, but the change itself gets nearly two-thirds support among likely voters polled. That, however, comes with a couple of huge caveats: President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children[.]Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after ObamaÂ’s June 15 announcement said they agreed...
  • Mexico's leader praises Obama immigration decision

    06/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jun. 18, 2012 | The Associated Press
    LOS CABOS, Mexico Mexico's president is praising President Barack Obama for having the "courage" to limit the deportation of some young illegal immigrants living in the U.S.
  • How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    06/18/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in modern U.S. history. The country is in severe economic crisis -- history books will someday call this the Obama Great Depression. Yet our President doesn’t see fit to deal with the economy in general. He doesn’t make big announcements to save Americans in general. He doesn’t have a plan to create jobs for all Americans. Because for Obama it isn't about America...or the economy...or jobs. It's all about cold, hard, heartless politics. Obama sees politics as divided by race. Everything he does is about division. Obama divides rich vs. poor (with his...
  • Next Phase in Stealing Election: Homeland Security Stops Deportations of Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/16/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | June 15, 2012 | Tad Cronn
    Faced with falling support among blacks, Jews, women and every other group of supporters President Obama is making a play to boost his popularity among Latinos by doing an end run around Congress again. Unable to pass the Dream Act for the past two years, Obama has ordered his Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations of 800,000 young illegal immigrants who overstayed their visas or snuck into the country when they were 16 or younger. In the next 60 days, Homeland harridan Janet Napolitano announced, DHS will begin handing out two-year renewable work permits to illegal youths who haven’t...
  • Romney Screws the Pooch on Immigration

    06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-15-2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best metaphor, but he fumbled an important opportunity. The problem with the president’s amnesty decree is not that it “makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.” The problem is that it’s u-n-c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n-a-l. You would expect Allen West and Steve King to be forceful in denouncing this usurpation, but even Amnesty John McCain and Rick “you don’t have a heart” Perry were strong. Heck, Lindsey Graham — Lindsey Graham — denounced the move as “possibly...
  • Obama Campaign: Illegal Aliens Are 'Americans in every way but on paper' (Wonderful News)

    06/15/2012 6:49:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    Obama for America via e-mail | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Katherine Archuleta
    Wonderful news Friend -- Thanks to our president, this nation's immigration policy just became more fair and more just. Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to ensure that young, undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children by their parents, and who have followed the law since then, will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings -- and will be allowed to apply for authorization to work in this country. They're a group that we've come to call the "Dreamers" -- and today, the country they love is telling them they should be able...
  • Obama administration to offer immunity to up to 800,000 illegals

    06/15/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 180 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-12 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served...
  • The End Justifies the Means (DREAM Act through executive fiat)

    06/15/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 15, 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    The White House decision to enact the DREAM Act through executive fiat is a lawless act. This isn’t even about immigration; it’s about the Constitution. I have repeatedly written that something like DREAM has much to recommend it, though it would need to be very different from the current iteration, which has been voted down in Congress several times. I understand that Senator Marco Rubio has finally put together a final version of his alternative bill and that Senators Kyl and Hutchison have signed on — from my discussions with his staff, I probably won’t like what he’s come...
  • Dream Act 2010 - facebook group, check it out!

    06/15/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT · by jcsjcm · 16 replies
    Well, what do we have here! I knew this would start a stampede on illegals, but it looks worse than I thought! I grabbed a post below for those that don't wish to jump on over there. This will give you an idea of how quickly they are going to move. I'm simply disgusted!
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

    06/15/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET; updated: 2:00 pm | Mike Lillis
    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forego deportations for some illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally. “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this...
  • Marco Rubio calls Obama immigration order a 'short-term answer'(RINO)

    06/15/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 151 replies
    latimes ^ | June 15, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Lisa Mascaro and Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio-- whose reaction to the Obama administration’s immigration order will likely be one of the most closely watched of his party-- issued a carefully worded statement Friday that called for helping young illegal immigrants but criticized the president’s approach. “There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future,” the Florida senator said. “This is a...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    06/15/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens - effective immediately.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a...
  • Obama's new desperate bombshell to 'recruit' the Latino - vote "amnesty" for illegals

    06/15/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Anything to get elected. The "new" immigration law by propagandist Obama a mere few months before the elections. Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants, Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2012
  • Allen West Blasts Obama Overriding Congress on Dream Act as ‘Rule by Edict’

    Responding to Obama’s plan to override Congress in order to grant immunity to young illegals, Rep. Allen West says that we are getting away from representative government and are starting to live under a ‘rule by edict’. He adds that this proposal has more to do with political expediency than finding an appropriate solution to our immigration problem:
  • Immigrant activists plan more campaign protests

    06/11/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jun. 11, 2012 | E.J. TAMARA/Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES -- Illegal immigrant student activists are planning protests at more Obama campaign offices to pressure him to stop deportations, as students in Denver ended a six-day hunger strike that closed the president's campaign office there.
  • Students Press for Action on Immigration

    05/30/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | JULIA PRESTON
    Young illegal immigrants, saying President Obama has done little to diminish the threat of deportations they face despite repeated promises, have started a campaign to press him to use executive powers to allow them to remain legally in the The campaign is led by the United We Dream Network, the largest organization of young immigrants here illegally who would be eligible for legal status under a proposal in Congress known as the Dream Act. The young people are among the most visible activists in a growing immigrant movement. Their push to focus pressure on the White House reflects deep frustration...